Once enroled in any of the degree paths offered under the chemistry program, students are given an array of courses to take part in. What all of these courses have in common is that they all teach students proper research methods and lab procedures that will aid in further progression towards their desired areas of chemistry.
Chemistry is a diverse field of study, with branches including analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and computational and theorhetical chemistry. As you explore the various topics within chemistry, you will gain insight into the world around you. Take some to discover and learn about laboratory safety, program and course information, and scholarships and awards.
Academic Support and Services
Do you have a question, need advice, or require support? Academic counselors are here to assist you. The Department of Chemistry provides tailored help to suit your needs. Our department counselors are able to provide you with:
- Advice on progression and course selection within your module
- Taking a course without the pre-requisite
- Course substitutions (discussing taking a different course than what is normally required in your module)
- Problems with course registration (for example, a course is full)
- Information to submit an appeal related to Chemistry courses
While working toward their degree in chemistry at Western, students will learn to obtain information from libraries, online and literature resources that will help them solve chemical problems presented to them through assignments, tests and readings. They will also be gaining experience in executing chemical experiments, compiling raw data and providing conclusions. With the experience gained as they progress, students will then be able to field questions pertaining to chemical theory.